This Master’s course is open to applicants with a first-degree or a higher degree, making use of the Nursing & Midwifery Council’s (NMC) provision for prior learning to achieve professional registration as a nurse via a two-year postgraduate level course.
Accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), this course will prepare you to be eligible to register and practice as a registered (mental health) nurse and to graduate with an MSc Mental Health Nursing award.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject.
International entry requirements:
For September 2022 entry: If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components. The NMC also accept the Occupational English Test (OET).
The NMC permit prior learning, in any subject, to be recognised where it meets course outcomes and requirements - applicants will need to demonstrate this in an entry portfolio
Blending theory with real-world experience, this course helps you develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to register and practice as a registered mental health nurse
You will complete dedicated study at Master’s level to achieve a postgraduate qualification, with a focus on research skills and leadership
50% of the course is spent in practice placements to gain practical mental health nursing experience in various healthcare environments such as care homes, private clinics to community nursing teams
Newly built skills facilities include simulated community home settings and hospital wards, allowing you to learn and practice safely
Our annual Careers Fair has numerous healthcare exhibitors in attendance, helping you to gain employment as a registered nurse on completion of the course.
Applied Health Care Sciences 2: During this unit you will analyse the impact of challenges to physical and mental health and wellbeing in individuals and groups across their lifespan. You’ll also examine biological, psychological, sociological and social factors that impact on diseases that affect both physical and mental health, applying this to the assessment, management and evaluation of care for individuals and groups.
Clinical Pharmacology and Medicines Management: You’ll learn how to apply your understanding of clinical pharmacology and medicines management as part of health care management, in the context of relevant regulatory frameworks.
Foundations of Nursing: This unit will introduce you to the theoretical foundations of nursing by examining philosophical, methodological and political and legislative processes that inform the practice of nursing. You’ll gain knowledge of the core values that underpin the different fields of nursing and to discuss how those core values can be used to promote person-centred care through the process of care planning and professional evidence-based practice.
Meeting Acute and Long Term Health Challenges: This unit will develop your knowledge and understanding of the nursing management and co-ordination of health care which is necessary for managing patients with acute and long term health challenges.
Making Improvements of Safety and Quality of Care: You’ll gain the knowledge and understanding required to promote and contribute to maintaining service user/patient safety and engage in risk management in clinical practice. You’ll also explore strategies for quality improvement and awareness of legislation, national and international frameworks to promote quality of care.
Principles of Enquiry and Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Social Care: Research is increasingly regarded as essential for practitioners in health and social care professions as a source of evidence to support practice. In this unit you’ll be introduced to approaches to enquiry and knowledge production, to demonstrate how different assumptions shape research process and claims to knowledge. You’ll develop the skills to be able to research your own practice in order to critically evaluate the work of others and make judgements about the credibility and applicability in your own practice context.
Nursing Practice and Nursing Skills 2: This professional practice unit will provide you with the range of experiences you’ll need to develop your proficiency in-line with the requirements set out by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
Team Working for Service Improvement: During this unit you will develop skills for working in inter-professional teams to design and develop service improvements for the people who use services and their carers.
Making Change Through Clinical Leadership Management: This unit will prepare you to lead and manage yourself and others in the healthcare setting. You’ll evaluate management and leadership theories and how they inform managing change in the workplace, and will critically analyse health care policy and public health strategy.
Critical Health Care Sciences: You’ll critically analyse biopsychosocial concepts that underpin complex health needs and the challenges that individuals and groups face across their lives. This unit builds upon developing competence in the knowledge and application of pharmacology.
Advanced Therapeutic Communications and Interpersonal Skills for Nursing Practice: This unit prepares you for the clinical and therapeutic conversations you will have with patients/service users in the healthcare setting and provide you with the skills to support individuals and their families to make informed decisions about their health and health care.
Critical Analysis of Caring for People with Complex Health Care Needs: This unit will develop your critical understanding of and clinical decision-making skills for undertaking nursing assessments and risk assessments, leading to planning and prioritising care for individuals and their families who experience critical and complex health care needs, their potential for deterioration and either recovery or death.
Advanced Principles of Enquiry and Evidence-Based Practice in Health & Social Care: This unit will prepare you to develop a proposal for a research study/ practice development/comprehensive review project. A range of research designs, approaches, methodologies, measurement and techniques of analysis will be introduced in order to enable you to develop an understanding of the techniques you can use in your own research and advance your own application of knowledge.
Nursing Practice and Nursing Skills 3: This unit will develop the personal and professional skills you’ll need as a graduate entering the world of work as a professional nurse. You will demonstrate the appropriate ability to practice safely, responsibly and professionally and be accountable for your practice in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses.
After completing this course, you will possess the practical skills and theoretical knowledge for embarking on a rewarding career in mental health nursing.
Our graduate employment rate for the BSc (Hons) route of this course is 97%. We currently do not have any graduate employment statistics for the PG Dip route of the course.
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